Researchers: Climate Change Hits SE Australia Fish Species; 'Nowhere To Escape'
Sydney, Australia - Aug 13, 2010 17:55 EST
CSIRO's Climate Adaptation and Wealth from Oceans Flagships have identified 43 species, representing about 30 per cent of the inshore fish families occurring in the region, that exhibited shifts thought to be climate-related.
Dr Peter LastThese include warm temperate surf-zone species...
Pennekamp: America's First Undersea Park To Celebrate 50th Birthday
Key Largo, Florida Keys - Aug 9, 2010 21:33 EST
Plans are underway for a milestone birthday celebration as John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, America's first underwater preserve, turns 50 years old. The historic event is set for Wednesday, Dec. 1, through Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, offering an ideal...
WWF: Mekong Dams Threaten Rare Giant Catfish; 'The Clock Is Ticking'
Washington, D.C. - Jul 27, 2010 22:47 EST
Wild populations of the iconic Mekong giant catfish will be driven to extinction if hydropower dams planned for the Mekong River go ahead, says a new report by World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
The report, River of Giants: Giant Fish of the...
Extreme Archaeology: Divers Plumb The Mysteries Of Sacred Maya Pools
Urbana-Champaign, Illinois - Jul 22, 2010 15:30 EST
Steering clear of crocodiles and navigating around massive submerged trees, a team of divers began mapping some of the 25 freshwater pools of Cara Blanca, Belize, which were important to the ancient Maya. In three weeks this May, the divers...
Researcher: Sea Lamprey Research Sheds Light On How Stress Hormones Evolved
East Lansing, Michigan - Jul 19, 2010 21:20 EST
Michigan State University researchers are the first to identify a stress hormone in the sea lamprey, using the 500 million-year-old species as a model to understand the evolution of the endocrine system.
Corticosteroid hormones control stress response in animals with backbones,...
Research Aims To Repel Sharks From Fishing Gear To Prevent Deaths
Perth, Australia - Jul 19, 2010 20:43 EST
A greater understanding of shark senses may prevent sharks being accidentally killed in commercial fishing operations, according to a researcher at The University of Western Australia.
WA Premier's Research Fellow Winthrop Professor Shaun Collin said large numbers of sharks are taken...
University Project Points To A New Way Of 'Finding' Nemo: Breed Them
Townsville, Queensland - Jul 18, 2010 21:03 EST
A world-leading project at James Cook University is breeding popular marine ornamental fish such as the Coral Sea Lyretail Blenny, the Banggai Cardinalfish and various Clownfish.
Dr Chaoshu Zeng, who leads JCU's Tropical Aquaculture Research Group in the School of...
Prehistoric Creatures Provide Clue To Deep Sea Life On Aussie Reef; 'Living Fossils'
St. Lucia, Queensland - Jul 15, 2010 17:58 EST
Scientists from the Queensland Brain Institute have used high-tech equipment to capture underwater creatures at depths not documented from before.
Using deep-sea cameras and instrument platforms new to Australia, prehistoric six-gilled sharks, giant oil fish, swarms of crustaceans and many...